Worldwide’s inaugural “Enthusiast Tour” to precede “The Enthusiast Auction” in Auburn

1940 Packard Super 8 Model 1807 Convertible Sedan, coachwork by Derham

1940 Packard Super 8 Model 1807 Convertible Sedan, coachwork by Derham


Auburn, IN, March 23, 2021 – For collectors eager to buy and sell great cars this spring, the road leads right back to Auburn, Indiana, the original Classic Car Capital of the World and birthplace of the collector car auction industry in America. Worldwide is gearing up for its second live sale of the year, with The Enthusiast Auction scheduled for Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24 at its company headquarters in Auburn. Set to be staged as a simultaneous live in-person and virtual event, the sale will showcase a hand-picked offering of fine motorcars as well as a premium selection of fresh-to-market memorabilia.

The Tour

The event also sees the introduction of The Enthusiast Tour, a three-day Midwest driving tour from April 20-23 for classic aficionados that takes in multiple specialist automotive and culinary stops in Indiana, before rolling right back into Auburn for The Enthusiast Auction itself.
“This is a chance to blow off the cobwebs and do what we all love best, get out there on the road and enjoy our cars and the countryside in the company of other classic enthusiasts,” said Rod Egan, Principal and Chief Auctioneer.
“The Enthusiast Tour is the first of a series of dedicated collector car tours that we’re excited to be rolling out across the country this year in parallel with our regular scheduled Worldwide events.”

For convenience, cars can be shipped in advance to the secure, climate-controlled facility. Tour registration is $1500 for two people, to include two hotel nights and all dining, drinks and attractions.

The Sale

Headlining The Enthusiast Auction is a majestic 1940 Packard Super 8 Model 1807 Convertible Sedan with one-off custom coachwork by Derham, offered without reserve. Very well-appointed with factory accessories and a CCCA Premier Senior First Prize award recipient, the car is known in the hobby as the Cinderella Packard, with the late Richard Kughn among its prior owners.

Packard devotees can also look forward to an offering of seven exceptional examples from the Miller Family Packard Collection that will sell at no reserve. Chief among the selection is a multiple award winning 1932 Packard Twin Six Dual-Cowl Phaeton that has been in the family for forty-three years.
“The Millers have long been familiar faces at classic events across the country,” said John Kruse, Principal and Auctioneer.
“They are one of those bedrock families of true enthusiast collectors who epitomize the very best of this hobby and it is our honor to be representing this collection at The Enthusiast Auction.”

Also selling at no reserve is an outstanding selection of memorabilia, including an eclectic offering of  automobilia, vintage toys, neon and advertising signs, aviation artifacts and petroliana from The Pugsley Collection.
Quality consignments are still invited at time of this writing.